• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theoretical Background
  • 3. Data and Historical Background
  • 3.1. Data
  • 3.2. Historical development of the German machine tool industry
  • 4. Analysis of Persistence in Regional EconomicActivities
  • 4.1 Stability in Size Ranking and Instability in Growth
  • 4.2 Explaining Changes in Rank Positions and Growth Patterns
  • 5. Summary and Outlook
  • References